LINGUIST List 7.1533

Wed Oct 30 1996

Qs: Engl expressions, Newspapers on CDROM, Varieties of Engl

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  1. lenzmx300e.ids-mannheim.de, English expressions
  2. lenzmx300e.ids-mannheim.de, Newspapers on CDROM
  3. bjonesunam.na, Looking for a text on varieties of English

Message 1: English expressions

Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 11:46:00 +0700
From: lenzmx300e.ids-mannheim.de <lenzmx300e.ids-mannheim.de>
Subject: English expressions
	
	
	 Dear all:
	
	 I came across some strange phenomenon when studying the re-
	 spective lexical influence of English and German in the en-
	 vironmental context: in German studies about the influence
	 of English on German it is commonly assumed that the German
	 compound elements
	 Einweg-
	 Mehrweg-
	 are derived (by means of loan translation) from the English
	 forms
	 one-way (a synonym would be 'non-recyclable')
	 two-way (!) (synonym would be 'reusable')
	 This does not quite convince me, much more so since several
	 English native speakers told me that they had never heard of
	 such forms in English.
	
	 Does anyone know if these English expressions are or were
	 at any point common usage?
	
	 Thank you very much for any help you can give me with this!
	
	 Best regards
	 Susanne
	
	 ***********************************************************
	 Susanne Lenz				 Tel:+621/1581-415
	 Institut fuer deutsche Sprache	 Fax:+621/1581-415
	 R 5, 6-13
	 D-68161 Mannheim	 email:lenz mx300e.ids-mannheim.de
	 Information on the Institute: http://www.ids-mannheim.de/
	 ***********************************************************
	 Unless noted otherwise, I am speaking privately and not for
	 the institute.
	 ***********************************************************
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Message 2: Newspapers on CDROM

Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 11:08:00 +0700
From: lenzmx300e.ids-mannheim.de <lenzmx300e.ids-mannheim.de>
Subject: Newspapers on CDROM
	 Dear Linguists:
	 does anyone know if any German libraries hold copies of US
	 newspapers on CDROM?
	 Thank you for your help.
	
	 Susanne
	
	
	
	 Liebe Linguisten:
	 wer kann mir sagen, an welchen deutschen Bibliotheken
	 CDROM-Versionen amerikanischer Tageszeitungen verfuegbar
	 sind?
	 Vielen Dank fuer Ihre Hilfe.
	
	 Susanne
	
	 ***********************************************************
	 Susanne Lenz				 Tel:+621/1581-415
	 Institut fuer deutsche Sprache	 Fax:+621/1581-415
	 R 5, 6-13
	 D-68161 Mannheim	 email:lenz mx300e.ids-mannheim.de
	 Information on the Institute: http://www.ids-mannheim.de/
	 ***********************************************************
	 Unless noted otherwise, I am speaking privately and not for
	 the institute.
	 ***********************************************************


	
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Message 3: Looking for a text on varieties of English

Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 07:55:27 GMT
From: bjonesunam.na <bjonesunam.na>
Subject: Looking for a text on varieties of English

I'm looking for an up-to-date text that offers reasonably wide
coverage of the subject of varieties of English in world-wide
perspective. The text should be in print (most important!), and
suitable for undergraduate use - readable, clearly organised, with
clear and suitable illustrations of usage. If you can recommend such a
text, I would be grateful to hear from you. If possible, please
provide the fullest possible bibliographical details, including ISBN
number. Any reviews of the text, or links to the same, would be
appreciated, as would comments on personal experiences of using the
text at undergraduate level.

Many thanks
Brian Harlech-Jones
(University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia)
bjonesunam.na
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